You may suppose, upon good grounds, that Hippo is the same with Susitha in the Talmudists, from the very signification of the word. Inquire. Of it there is this mention: --
|R. Joshua Ben Levi saith, It is written, And Jephthah fled from the face of his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tobh...which is Susitha.| If you would render it in Greek, it is Hippene.
This city was replenished with Gentiles, but not a few Jews mixed with them. Hence is that, |If two witnesses come out of a city, the major part whereof consists of Gentiles, as Susitha,| &c. And after a few lines, |R. Immai circumcised from the testimony of women, who said the sun was upon Susitha.| For it was not lawful to circumcise, but in the day-time.
Hippo was distant from Tiberias thirty furlongs only.